Gran Hotel Monaco

Santiago Del Estero 2156, Mar del Plata, Province of Buenos Aires, Central Argentina, 7600, Argentina | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Mar del Plata

(Mis)adventures on public transport

A travel blog entry by lucieinsa on Jul 24, 2014

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The journey north to Mar del Plata (or 'Mardel', as it's affectionately known by locals) takes 17 hours. I snatched a few hours of uncomfortable sleep, watched a couple of films, and at 3am opened the unlocked coach toilet's door to find an alarmed old man with his trousers down. Travel is, at times, thoroughly exhausting.

Mardel is a beach resort town. The shore is lined alternately with high-rise hotels and residential tower blocks, ...

The Beach

A travel blog entry by josh_chrissy on May 26, 2014

1 comment, 21 photos

... was too cold to swim in the ocean, we were blessed with cool but sunny days that made for nice walks on the beach and our hotel had an indoor pool which was the temperature of a spa, so we still got to have a swim! Lost in Translation This was probably the best Lost in Translation of the trip so far. After dinner one night, we went into a local ice cream shop for dessert. We didn't have any cash on us and asked if they took card. The lovely gentleman behind ...

Mar del Plata, the Argentine Gold Coast...

A travel blog entry by burke1961 on Feb 21, 2014

4 comments, 4 photos

... management courses. See Buenos Aires entry.

Mardel is however much better with its pedestrian crossing lights than Buenos Aires. Here, they count down from 40 seconds which is far kinder than the 10 seconds in Buenos Aires for the many Argentinian retirees who live here not to mention this decrepit old bag. I think 10 seconds to cross is ageist and discriminatory and I might put in a formal complaint to Christina (Fernandez, ...

Mar del Plata

A travel blog entry by kezzah16 on Feb 12, 2014

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... red onion with homemade chilli wedges. Half the price of a meal out and really good food, great choice. The steak here in Argentina is amazing, it will be hard to be beaten anywhere else. In the evening we packed our bags and sorted things for tomorrow as we were leaving for Buenos Aries. We chilled out in the hostel afterwards and were contacted by Kim and Mark to say they had arrived safe in Argentina, not long now till we get to see ...

Mar del Plata

A travel blog entry by kezzah16 on Feb 11, 2014

... in the hostel a while and Kerry dyed her hair, the ginger/bimbo hair do was getting out of control and needed to be dealt with For lunch we went out of town to a more upper class area than where we were staying, up the coast and set back from the beach. The area was called Güemes, it was really nice, lots of shops and restaurants to choose from. The one we picked however turned out not that great but we did get ...

Location

This hotel, located on Santiago Del Estero 2156, Mar del Plata, is near Punta Mogotes, Museo del Mar, Aquasol Water Park, and Fangio Museum.
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